Audi TT RoadsterFri, 20 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0700
Following the launch of the new TT earlier this year comes its open sibling, the TT Roadster. Continuing to rebuke the trend for folding hard-tops despite even Mazda providing such an option on the MX-5, the TT Roadster perseveres with a cloth roof instead. Not only saving weight, this also means no visual mass protruding over the belt-line, though like its predecessor the roof adopts a more abrupt profile when raised than the fluidity of the coupe's profile.
Engine options remain the same, with a 3.2-liter V6 putting 250PS through all four wheels or a 200PS powering only the front axle, both available with the excellent DSG transmission that pre-selects the next gear. Another innovation shared with the coupe is the ingenious magnetic ride whereby the viscosity of the dampers varies with the electric current.
Dimensions for the Audi TT Roadster are: length 4178mm (+137), width 1842mm (+78), height 1358mm (+8).
Mazda MX-5 Roadster - British Motor Show 2006